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Rory Calhoun, unbeaten middleweight sensation, showed little boxing skill but plenty of punching power as he hammered willing Willie Vaughn to canvas twice in eighth before winning by TKO in New York for his 22nd straight (see page 58).
Bob Satterfield, china-chinned Chicago heavyweight, had one of his good nights, sent promising Johnny Summerlin flying through ropes in third round, went on to take 10-round decision at Chicago. IBC's Truman Gibson Jr., reported to have more than rooting interest in winner, began looking ahead to fall pairing of Satterfield and Hurricane Jackson because of their "interesting styles."
Governor Goodie Knight, meeting with new California State Athletic Commission, emphatically laid down law of the state: "We are going to have it [boxing and wrestling] honest, clean and decent, or we're not going to have any at all." Commission reacted quickly, elected holdover Dr. Dan O. Kilroy chairman, promptly ruled against proposed bout between Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson and sixth-ranked Welterweight Art Aragon.
TRACK & FIELD
Born Mighty, C. V. Whitney's 16-to-1 shot who did not figure to start on "off" track, was caught in downpour on way to post, made most of sloppy going to draw clear of fading favorite Fabius in stretch, went on to take $45,340 Ohio Derby at ThistleDown (see page 54).
Midafternoon, conqueror of Nashua at Belmont, settled back to let stablemate Alibhai Lashes set early pace, charged up from last place along inside rail to win $56,300 Massachusetts Handicap by comfortable length and half at Suffolk Downs.
Calumet Farm's Miz Clementine, ridden by Jockey Jackie Westrope "like I owned her," took command early, led field to wire in $37,300 New Castle Stakes, second of Delaware Park's Distaff Big Three features.
John W. Hanes, president of board of trustees of Greater New York Association, confirmed purchase of Irish-bred My Babu from Her Highness Maharani Sita Devi Gaekwar of Baroda by large American syndicate for "right around $650,000," reported stallion will be flown to U.S. July 8 to stand at Spendthrift Farm of Leslie Combs II. My Babu can look forward to busy 1957: 34 brood mares owned by syndicate members.